RadioShack CEO: We’re selling all the Apple iPods we can get

“Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp. reported Friday its third-quarter profit rose 56 percent on a large one-time gain and increased sales,” Steve Quinn reports for The Associated Press. “Chief Operating Officer David Edmondson said the company will emphasize sales of satellite radio, digital imaging, MP3 and wireless products. ‘These are hot categories and very productive for RadioShack,’ Edmondson told analysts in a conference call. ‘They drive traffic into the stores, and they also provide opportunities for selling profitable accessories.'”

Quinn reports, “Edmondson said customers now connect RadioShack with the hand-held electronic devices. ‘We are selling all that we can get’ of the iPods and their accessories, he said. ‘They are coming in the back door and going out the front door.’

Quinn reports, “William Baldwin, Dallas-based analyst for Baldwin Anthony Securities, said the move to carry the devices was late. ‘It’s a plus, and it will bring traffic into the stores, but why wasn’t it there two years ago?’ he said. ‘They don’t have too many female shoppers, and iPods appeal to everybody. If they get more female shoppers who see other things they like, it will help overall sales.'”

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27 Comments

  1. ‘They don’t have too many female shoppers, and iPods appeal to everybody. If they get more female shoppers who see other things they like, it will help overall sales.’

    Apple needs to release a pink Nano.

  2. “Apple needs to release a pink Nano.”

    Don’t worry, boomboom — Soon enough there’ll be plenty of “pink” on iPods everywhere.

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  3. Okay, so MDN has a Ballmer photo caption contest going on — BUT THIS COULD ACTUALLY BE EVEN MORE FUN!

    Let’s see — so far we’ve got:

    “Finally, truly moving out of 1980.”

    “You’ve got questions, we’ve got blank stares”

    “Staffed by people constantly looking for jobs somewhere else!”

    What other RADIO SHACK taglines can YOU come up with?

    Here’s my entry:

    “Radio Shack: We’re still living down the memory of the TRS-80!”

    Let the quasi-official Radio Shack slogan contest BEGIN!

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